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Jupiter Jayne – ‘The Day I Met U’


Published on October 23, 2020

In the midst of forced isolation and endless time for self-reflection, many of us have been looking back to our pasts as a time we took for granted. Some have taken to their phones to message old flames, whilst others yearn for the summer experience of yesteryear. For Jupiter Jayne, this time has brought space to bare all and confess: I should have never got with you.

An emerging talent with hugely promising artistic career ahead of him – Jupiter Jayne takes centre stage with the enthralling technopop track The Day I Met U. Relishing in rich production and a hypnotic drumbeat, The Day I Met U is Singer-Songwriter Jupiter Jayne’s latest offering filled with an alluring bass-heavy dance vibe. With it, he brings a sombre regret of not realizing the toxicity of a partner earlier – the day he met them.

Emerging from a childhood of piano and Magix Music Maker, Jupiter Jayne has been crafting and performing music for most of his life. Born in South Africa and currently residing in LA, Jupiter Jayne has formed a reputation for writing, producing, and singing pop tracks that have an allure to loyal fans and radio airplay alike. With the intention of embracing peace, his discography spans feel-good club hits to pure, unfiltered honesty which is blended effortlessly with Jupiter Jayne’s yearnful vocals. Collecting inspiration from the likes of Prince, Bowie and Gaga, Jupiter Jayne’s innovative approach to dance-pop music encapsulates unfiltered, raw emotion much like his admired predecessors.

His interest in production from an early age has set up Jupiter Jayne to be a truly experimental and daring artist, mixing pulsating EDM with soulful pop lyricism to create authentic music from his own experiences. In this track, a cascade of synths washes over vocals and bring an atmosphere reminiscent of careless yet thrilling club nights out. Luscious and addictive, Jupiter Jayne transports us so vividly to the hazy lights of the dancefloor with The Day I Met U. 

This EDM-infused pop track intoxicates with its clever use of rhythm and build-up, creating an ethereal beginning which echoes the lyrics ‘I should have left you / The day that I met you’. The muted nature of his voice indicates a relationship in the past, whilst the repetition of these lyrics plays on our minds regardless. The Day I Met U reflects long-time regret, of an involvement which cut too deep and left scars that remain clear. Brought with a catchy pop hook, we live and relive the first day Jupiter Jayne met the person who would come to be life-consuming, in all the wrong ways.

Verses are rapped with effortless rhythm, flowing off the tongue and reminding us that we can dance away our sorrows – even just in the confines of our four walls. From the painful dishonesty of ‘You took me for a fool / Caught you in the act / You tried to play it cool’ to the regain of power ‘Give me my shades / Don’t want to see you hating’, Jupiter Jayne has embraced the plethora of emotion involved in his past involvement. The blindless of love torn through by heartbreak and an increasing alienation from a person you once knew, raised up by the eye-opening nature of recovery. This is a bittersweet anthem of a love that was not so pure, of a love full of harsh lessons.

The Day I Met U is now available to stream and is the latest to join an impressive back catalogue including the likes of Hello Adele, French Kiss Me, and Astronaut, which can all be found on Spotify.

Contributing Writer